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Code Green: Money-Driven Hospitals and the Dismantling of Nursing
We are on the verge of the nation's worst nursing shortage in history. Dedicated nurses are leaving hospitals in droves, and there are not enough new recruits to the profession to meet demand. Even hospitals that were once very highly regarded for the quality of their nursing care, such as Boston's Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, now struggle to fill vacant positions ...more
Paperback, 213 pages
Published February 24th 2004 by ILR Press
(first published May 2003)
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“That BIDMC did not bother to apply to the American Nurses Credentialing Center for recognition as a magnet hospital—one of Beth Israel’s distinguishing features—demonstrates just how susceptible to disruption these arrangements are. Such fluctuations and changes could have ramifications not just for individual nurses’ satisfaction and burnout rate but also for the quality of care patients receive.”More quotes…